I like Ianto, but he really isn't worth quite the fuss fandom makes about him.
I don't even remember where I got this quote anymore. I remember having vague ideas about ranting over it hours ago, but now I can't seem to find the energy. It's been sitting there, in my clipboard for hours--a ticking time bomb just waiting to set me off, I know it. And I'd really like to be set off, because this is the kind of comment that makes me just want to hide away and never seek out anyone's personal opinion ever again. Not because people shouldn't be able to have whatever personal opinions they want, but because they masquerade statements like this as some kind of fact. I don't know about you, but I learned the difference between fact and opinion when I was in the fourth grade, and I also learned that opinions ought to come with the disclaimer "I think" or a variation thereof. Also, it's the kind of comment that really tends to set off people with the opposite opinion, which I happen to have. It did set me off by the way. (Wow, looky there, seems I've found some energy after all.)
It's not about political correctness or even about not stepping on another person's toes. It's about being humble enough to realize that your opinion is not the only one that counts and that it shouldn't be phrased as if it is.
People have been pissing me off for days with their absolute unwillingness to be open to other ideals or opinions. Ann Coulter, this person, my own sister. I'm very tired of it and have begun fearing for my sanity. I'm not asking you to accept them; I'm just asking you to acknowledge and respect that they exist.